A Porotherm clay block home will give you the very best of European building precision and innovation, offering everything your home should be. The walls in your Porotherm home are 100% natural clay, with absolutely no synthetic or toxic materials and substances used either in the manufacturing process or the end product. As a result, there is no toxicity present and no VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) outgassing over time, as occurs with timber frame construction.
Porotherm is a breathable walling system – the clay blocks, natural lime plaster and mineral paint finish creates air movement at a microscopic level, ensuring a dry and fresh indoor environment and an accompanying air quality all-year-round.
With a block thickness of 250mm and R-values* between 1.7 – 5.4, the thermal mass in the walls of your Porotherm home provides warmth in winter and cooling in summer to create an all-year-round living temperature of between 18-22C. With low energy & maintenance requirement and an economic and fast building time and cost per m2, Porotherm competes equally with high-end timber frame construction. It truly is ‘one wall does it all’.
Porotherm Clay Block in Brief
Cost Effective Build Price
Finished wall price per m2 competes with high-end timber-frame construction.
High Future Value
Low maintenance and low energy costs will give a yearly high capital return.
Porotherm clay block is ideal for all building types.
Porotherm is 100% natural pure kiln-fired clay. No toxicity, synthetics or nasties.
Fresh & Clean
Porotherm keeps the air inside your home fresh, it allows air to ‘permeate’ and move back and forth through the block walls.
Porotherm uses 95% less water and produces 45% less waste than concrete construction.
Designed as a thermometric regulator, Porotherm keeps an even 18-22C indoor temperature.
Porotherm is non-combustible and achieves an A1 fire-resistance rating.
Thick walls provide a peaceful private living environment.
No condensation, humidity, mould or dampness – completely dry.
Design-engineered to meet the world’s highest seismicity requirements.
Near-zero maintenance required for years to come.
Easy & Simple to Install
Block laying time can be 4x faster than traditional masonry.
Porotherm clay blocks have a design life of at least 150 years.
100% organic – no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC).
Wienerberger Porotherm in Numbers
Different types of Porotherm blocks*
Largest Porotherm block*
Lightest Porotherm block*
Heaviest Porotherm block*
*Available in New Zealand.